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Bishops Quay Helford River

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Historic holiday house, on our private quay. We offer you kayaks, motor, sailing and rowing boats.

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Now booking doer March 2015 onwards, so do come and enjoy the blazing log fire. We provide dry wood from our own land, as much as you need. Within a couple of miles either direction there are cosy local pubs and restaurants; ten minutes drive away, there are refreshing walks along the cliffs and beaches. From the house, garden and spacious balcony you can spend time nature watching. There are occasional passing craft to be seen out on the water, also our fishing boat leaves and returns to the quay during neap tides, bringing home a fresh catch.

If you need to be in touch with home and work, the internet access provided is fast and reliable. It is fibre broadband up to a maximum of 16.5Mbps download and up to 2.6Mbps upload, There is a land line too. Bishops Quay has a new Samsung smart tv. A well stocked library of books, magazines, maps and local information will help you get the most out of your stay. The kayaks, canoes, motor boat, sailing dinghy and rowing boat are all waiting and ready to take you off on an adventure. Even in the late autumn, winter and early spring we still offer the motor bass boat, kayaks and canoes. we will help you plan outings if required, advising on the tides and weather.

Guests come for differing kinds of holidays; some prefer quiet contemplation of the creek and find the house to be a sanctuary and haven; writers, readers, artists, those in real need of a break from everyday life. These people find it restorative and restful to be here while others like to be more active, enjoying the walking, boats, beaches, angling; using the river in a more hands on way. A romantic, historic, waterfront house, settled beside one of the Helford River's wooded, green and quiet creeks. Bishops Quay is a small privately owned quay and harbour. Away from the world, down a winding lane, it is a uniquely picturesque riverfront retreat.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gunwalloe Church Cove 10 km
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay International Airport 37 km, Nearest railway: Truro 37 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The tv is a new Samsung smart tv

The house is supplied with as much dry wood, from our own land, that you require.

The fibre broadband delivers up to a maximum of 16.5Mbps download and up to 2.6Mbps upload, as good as can had here and very fast indeed.

We live alongside not overlooking and are available to help and to ensure all is well with the house.

Further details outdoors

There are three boats included in the price and available from Easter until November. There is usually the motor bass boat in the water all year around. The other s are a sailing dinghy and a rowing boat. There are five kayaks, canoes with paddles and buoyancy aids for all sizes.

We can advise and help with outings on the water.

About this location

The Cornwall region

Bishops Quay is 1/4 of a mile down a privately owned lane between the villages of Mawgan and St. Martin. It is six miles from Helston. Soft fertile farmland, water and woodlands neighbour the house.

The Village Post Office/Spar Shop in Mawgan sells an array of local vegetables, they are outside the shop all lined up in boxes to tempt you. Most other necessary items can be found there too.

The Trelowarren Estate borders the property, this magnificent old mansion has Craft exhibitions, a Gallery, Gardens and one of the excellent restaurants to be enjoyed locally, The New Yard Restaurant.

Surrounded by the Gulf Stream waters The Lizard usually has a warm and comfortable climate, Spring comes very early here and the Autumn sunshine lingers late into the year.

Helford River

Locally there are many attractions all within a short drive- The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, The Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, The Penlee Gallery in Penzance, the Tate at St. Ives with the Barbara Hepworth Museum.

However it is the gardens that most guests love, those at Trebah, Trevarno, Glendurgan. Trelissick, Carwinion and Trengwainton are all repeatedly mentioned as successful trips out.

The special beaches of Kynance Cove, Gunwalloe, Kennack and Mullion are all less than 25 minutes drive away.

The galleries in Marazion with the trip out to St. Michaels Mount is popular, we have supplied the house with plenty of local information to help you to choose your destinations. That is, if you can bear to tear yourself away from the house itself!

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10 Aug 2014


"Amazing house in a stunning location"

We had a wonderful week at this beautiful house, set in a breathtaking location. We were made to feel very welcome, with flowers in every room and lovely tasty treats waiting for us on our arrival. … More

15 Jun 2014


"A tranquil holiday destination"

We have just returned from a week's idyllic stay at Bishops Quay. The house is in the most beautiful setting and is very quaint and eclectic. The owners did everything possible to make us feel w… More

10 Apr 2014


"Blissfully relaxing!"

We had a really comfortable, relaxing, enjoyable week at Bishops Quay. The location on the estuary is outstanding and the house takes full advantage of this with wonderful views of the river from ever… More

24 Jan 2014


"Total Bliss!!"

Having just spent our second Christmas/New Year's at Bishops Quay I cannot rate it highly enough. The attention to detail and comfort combined with Kate and Ben's warm hospitality makes BIs… More

13 Nov 2013


"A wonderful hideaway on the Helford River"

We have just enjoyed a wonderful 9 day stay at a hideaway on the Helford River. 'Bishops Quay' was a fantastic place to stay - very homely, warm and comfortable and attention to detail was… More

19 Sep 2013


"Wow, Wow, Wow"

Man kann zu dieser Unterkunft nicht mehr sagen als, 'Wow, Wow, Wow'.Diese Unterkunft ist keine Unterkunft, sondern ein Zuhause. Neben der perfekten Ausstattung (es gibt nichts was es nicht g… More

17 Dec 2012


"A magical home from home!"

Our pre-Christmas family holiday could not have been better, the welcome, home made cakes, the accommodation, so full of character with everything you would need and finally the setting, the water, th… More

Thank you so much, it was fun having the house filled with pre Christmas guests enjoying being together as a family, you certainly made the most of your time here with outings and walks. We hope to see you again very soon.

8 Oct 2012


"Our Favourite Place in Cornwall."

We have been visiting this wonderful riverside house for ten years along with Barney,our Cocker spaniel. Kate and Ben have always made us I feel very welcome from the moment we arrive, with a delicio… More

8 Oct 2012


"Heavenly Bishops Quay"

Myself, parents and other members of our family have stayed at Bishops Quay every year, sometimes more than once, for the last 14 years. I cannot recommend it enough. The house is cosy and welcoming… More

23 Sep 2012


"The best holiday cottage on the Helford river"

The house has the most beautiful view on the river. It is very peaceful, the only sounds are the cries of the birds on the water, or the occasional hum of the fishing boats putting to sea. The Kirby f… More

Review 1-10 of 12

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    • 6 Years listed

    95% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:03 Mar 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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